Council member Saunteel Jenkins resigns, leaves to head THAW

Council member Saunteel Jenkins resigns, leaves to head THAW

City council member Saunteel Jenkins has resigned, effective Nov. 7. ...

Analysis: Deadly force in Black and white

Analysis: Deadly force in Black and white

Young Black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being fatally shot by police than their white counterparts — 21 times greater, according to a recent ProPublica anal ...

Ferguson October in full swing as thousands march

Ferguson October in full swing as thousands march

Organizer Montague Simmons reminded demonstrators of African Americans’ centuries-long struggle. “It’s essential for us that you recognize this moment cannot end here,” said Simmon ...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration urges end to Columbus Day in Detroit

Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration urges end to Columbus Day in Detroit

Local artists and activists hosted the event “Last Columbus Day in Detroit” October 13 at Clark Park in Southwest Detroit in recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The day was est ...

Detroit water: Leaks boost costs

Detroit water: Leaks boost costs

According to Bob Daddow, the deputy Oakland County executive who studied Detroit’s system intently as he negotiated over the Great Lakes Water Authority agreement, to actually deli ...

Editorial: The Democrats still don’t understand emergency management

Editorial: The Democrats still don’t understand emergency management

With the Republican agenda being forced on Detroit — an emergency manager-led bankruptcy, the transfer of assets, and the nullification of the city’s elected officials and democrac ...

‘Awakening the Spirits:’ Egungun priest rouses Detroit’s ancestors for upcoming masquerade ball

‘Awakening the Spirits:’ Egungun priest rouses Detroit’s ancestors for upcoming masquerade ball

The ball, which runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., will feature different divination experts (tarot card readers, tea leaf readers and more), Rozenia Johnson’s African Adornment Project, ...

OPINON: Things you need to know about probate court

By Atty. Rohn Mitchell Special to the Michigan Citizen Even as a child, as far back as you can remember, you demanded the right to make decisions for yourselves. Independence — the freedom to choose and the right to decide — are at the foundation of individual entitlement and human dignity. Even when we have matured and aged, the exercise of independence in choosing the medical treatment we receive or medic ...

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Black farmers and urban growers promote power and sovereignty at Detroit conference

By Kibibi Blount-Dorn Special to The Michigan Citizen In the tiny town of Covert, near the eastern banks of Lake Michigan, Barbara Norman farms 53 acres of blueberries on land her family has owned and cultivated for six generations. As African American farmers, Norman’s family has a strong sense of identity — one deeply rooted in the land they have farmed since the 1930s. She remembers her grandfather’s fav ...

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Shop. Play. Love. brings art, fashion, fun to Detroit’s Eastern Market

Play games, play music, play dress up. These are the themes running through Shop. Play. Love., a store for eclectic tastes that appreciates the fun side of life, features art, fashion, jewelry, games, Detroit tribute works and more. Currently, the works of 22 artists are on display, making the store a unique home for Motor City crafts. ...

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‘Power to the Vanguard’ awakens Detroit’s radical past

“Power to the Vanguard: Original Printed Materials from Revolutionary Movements around the World, 1963-1987” puts on display unique prints, posters, paper ephemera, broadsides, pamphlets, buttons, and rare newspapers from radical left movements across the globe with a special emphasis on Detroit-based activity. ...

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